In the Startup Tech Capital of the World, it seems only fitting that a new cryptocurrency would spark immediate excitement for potential investors. Silicon Valley leads the world in tech projects and blockchain projects yet, until now, VC (Venture Capital) funding has overwhelmingly gone through traditional funding channels.
From the cyber front line
Cyber Security experts who have been chanting at us that we need to focus on our strongest (and in terms of Cyber Security, weakest) resource, our users, for years, have started laying the foundations for another route to Cyber safety, which doesn’t rely on manpower.
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Apart from choosing secure passwords and being mindful of what and how frequently you download, there are a host of other ways you can be more careful on the net. With your online safety, identity and privacy, becoming major political issues we mustn’t be shy when it comes to beefing up on online safety.
Here are some handy tips you may or may not be aware of:
Recently I have found myself thinking more and more about the struggle of getting the cybersecurity message to the people that can make a difference in an organization. The obvious answer is the CEO of course. No one is more engaged in the success nor more blamed for the failure than the CEO. During a recent dinner with a friend of mine in the cybersecurity arena we found our conversation trailing off into the subject of CEO’s and how to best get the information across to them. “Gary, the problem is where the message is coming from.
Crypto is back in the news, and it seems that this time, the ICO market went ten rounds with the SEC and took a serious beating. Along with the heavy uncertainty around the cryptocurrency market and ICO's in general, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just deemed Centra, the Floyd Mayweather backed ICO, a fraud.
Back in the Obama days, a cybersecurity framework was rolled out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With updates and multiple integration, this document has proven to be crucial in providing guidelines for businesses in reducing risk and increasing preparedness for cyber-attacks. Everyone seems to be on board, the Department of Defense, Homeland security and the Intelligence community.
Towards the end of March, the City of Atlanta was in the words of the Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, 'held hostage'.
The computer network of the City of Atlanta was hit by a ransomware attack which paralyzed a substantial percentage of the city’s data. The hackers demanded $50,000 to unlock the system.
So, while you are wondering whether you are one of the 87million who had their Facebook information harvested, it's time to let Zuckerberg's Congressional investigation take care of the corporate side and take stock of our own personal responsibility in protecting our data.
By Geoff Hancock
It has been announced ad nauseam over the past few years the impact of a cybersecurity breach to executives and how executives need to take a more active role in managing cyber risk. When you look at the cost of a breach in 2017, you will find a broad set of estimates. According to a Ponemon Institute report, in 2017 it was estimated the cost per breach at $3.6 million (globally), and in the U.S. over $7 million per breach.
Consider the top five most significant expenses that a business has to manage after a breach.